Sally's New and Improved Textured Hair section

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Well the time has finally come. I visited my local Sally's today in the Northern VA area and 1/4 of the store (an entire isle) was devoted to curly, kinky, wavy hair textures. Woot Woot! I couldn't believe it! They also had Miss Jessies, which I saw advertised was coming last week, and Alikay Naturals . There was also a brand I never heard of called called My DNA. Anyone familiar with them? Anyway, I don't know what other people are finding at their local Sally's, but they normally are pretty homogenous.
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Pre-poo: TN NC + coconut oil
Shampoo: Curly Sexy Hair
D.C.: SM DT masque mix, Eco-lesterol
Leave-in: Eden BW, SM Detangler, As I Am
Oil: Sweet Almond oil
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Pudding: As I Am twist defining cream
Cream: CR Curlaide & MM
Custard: Eco custard
Butter: JC N&S
Milk: OH HD
Gel: Curls passion fruit control paste, Ecostyler, Curls Goddess Glaze & Gel-les-c
Refresher: As I Am cocoashea spray
Well the time has finally come. I visited my local Sally's today in the Northern VA area and 1/4 of the store (an entire isle) was devoted to curly, kinky, wavy hair textures. Woot Woot! I couldn't believe it! They also had Miss Jessies, which I saw advertised was coming last week, and Alikay Naturals . There was also a brand I never heard of called called My DNA. Anyone familiar with them? Anyway, I don't know what other people are finding at their local Sally's, but they normally are pretty homogenous.
Originally Posted by Coililana
I posted about this in Say It a few days ago. I used to have to drive to New Orleans to get most products brick and mortar. No anymore. My closest Sally's has a huge always changing natural hair selection. Where I live is very diverse racially and there are two military bases here. but I checked out some Sallys in the surrounding area that are more white and they don't carry as many or no natural hair products. I was told by employees also that a lot depends on the square footage of the store because Sally's tend to be in shopping centers where the amlunt of available space varies.. more space mored products. Also I noticed some lines will be in one Sally's and not others like the Aphogee Curl line. I sent my cousin some samples of Beautiful Textures and she loved it so I toldher to go to Sally's but she lives in upstaye New York almost entirely white area so she thought she may have to make a drive. Because of attitudes of curly hair equaling black people and ethnic hair sections if you have textured hair having black people living is your area is like winning the lottery. My Target however only recently started carrying natural lines and still doesn't carry Oyin, Camille Rose and some other lines that the Target where my family lives has.

I have seen the My DNA line in black owned bss in a town where my family lives but the ingredients are not for my hair. Plus I have seen them run ads on this site.
Well the time has finally come. I visited my local Sally's today in the Northern VA area and 1/4 of the store (an entire isle) was devoted to curly, kinky, wavy hair textures. Woot Woot! I couldn't believe it! They also had Miss Jessies, which I saw advertised was coming last week, and Alikay Naturals . There was also a brand I never heard of called called My DNA. Anyone familiar with them? Anyway, I don't know what other people are finding at their local Sally's, but they normally are pretty homogenous.
Originally Posted by Coililana
I posted about this in Say It a few days ago. I used to have to drive to New Orleans to get most products brick and mortar. No anymore. My closest Sally's has a huge always changing natural hair selection. Where I live is very diverse racially and there are two military bases here. but I checked out some Sallys in the surrounding area that are more white and they don't carry as many or no natural hair products. I was told by employees also that a lot depends on the square footage of the store because Sally's tend to be in shopping centers where the amlunt of available space varies.. more space mored products. Also I noticed some lines will be in one Sally's and not others like the Aphogee Curl line. I sent my cousin some samples of Beautiful Textures and she loved it so I toldher to go to Sally's but she lives in upstaye New York almost entirely white area so she thought she may have to make a drive. Because of attitudes of curly hair equaling black people and ethnic hair sections if you have textured hair having black people living is your area is like winning the lottery. My Target however only recently started carrying natural lines and still doesn't carry Oyin, Camille Rose and some other lines that the Target where my family lives has.

I have seen the My DNA line in black owned bss in a town where my family lives but the ingredients are not for my hair. Plus I have seen them run ads on this site.
Originally Posted by adthomas


Wow, a Sally's with NO natural hair products? Say it ain't so! I couldn't function. I moved to Fairfax, VA a few years ago and there are pretty much no beauty supply shops catering to black hair (that I know of) within close proximity. If it weren't for Sally's I would be up the creek with no paddle. Well, I shouldn't say that because my local Target does have a "curly" section, but it's not enough to meet all of my hair needs. Actually, I did just find a place in Alexander, VA that sells Alikay, per the companies website, but it's a half-hour drive.


I think part of what's driving the demand for more shelf space also is that more women who are not black that have somewhat curly or even wavy textures are turning to these products. Long gone are the days when we only had soft sheen, relaxers, and some cocoa butter in a sliver section of our local drugstore. Now we have all these fabulous products and people are seeing the results with our hair so I believe it's generating interest. Plus, we we're doling out cash-- ain't nothin' new when it comes to us and hair care lol. But I guess the interest only kicks off when the products are available in your area. But then again I've been in Whole Foods on a couple of occasions and seen Asian women buy up ingredients that look like they're making a Naptural85 shea butter mix and in Target with white women asking me about all the products in the curly head section. So perhaps the increase in demand generates from exposure via the web and/or seeing the products available. Whatever the case, it's a win/win. The more interest, the less I have to travel or spend on shipping to get the products.


My local Target doesn't sell all of the stuff I saw when I visited West Palm Beach, like Alikay Naturals and Karen's Body Beautiful. That's one of the downsides of not living in an area with more people from your ethnic group.
4A-C/ med-high porosity/dense
Pre-poo: TN NC + coconut oil
Shampoo: Curly Sexy Hair
D.C.: SM DT masque mix, Eco-lesterol
Leave-in: Eden BW, SM Detangler, As I Am
Oil: Sweet Almond oil
Moisturizer/Styler:
Pudding: As I Am twist defining cream
Cream: CR Curlaide & MM
Custard: Eco custard
Butter: JC N&S
Milk: OH HD
Gel: Curls passion fruit control paste, Ecostyler, Curls Goddess Glaze & Gel-les-c
Refresher: As I Am cocoashea spray
Well the time has finally come. I visited my local Sally's today in the Northern VA area and 1/4 of the store (an entire isle) was devoted to curly, kinky, wavy hair textures. Woot Woot! I couldn't believe it! They also had Miss Jessies, which I saw advertised was coming last week, and Alikay Naturals . There was also a brand I never heard of called called My DNA. Anyone familiar with them? Anyway, I don't know what other people are finding at their local Sally's, but they normally are pretty homogenous.
Originally Posted by Coililana
I posted about this in Say It a few days ago. I used to have to drive to New Orleans to get most products brick and mortar. No anymore. My closest Sally's has a huge always changing natural hair selection. Where I live is very diverse racially and there are two military bases here. but I checked out some Sallys in the surrounding area that are more white and they don't carry as many or no natural hair products. I was told by employees also that a lot depends on the square footage of the store because Sally's tend to be in shopping centers where the amlunt of available space varies.. more space mored products. Also I noticed some lines will be in one Sally's and not others like the Aphogee Curl line. I sent my cousin some samples of Beautiful Textures and she loved it so I toldher to go to Sally's but she lives in upstaye New York almost entirely white area so she thought she may have to make a drive. Because of attitudes of curly hair equaling black people and ethnic hair sections if you have textured hair having black people living is your area is like winning the lottery. My Target however only recently started carrying natural lines and still doesn't carry Oyin, Camille Rose and some other lines that the Target where my family lives has.

I have seen the My DNA line in black owned bss in a town where my family lives but the ingredients are not for my hair. Plus I have seen them run ads on this site.
Originally Posted by adthomas


Wow, a Sally's with NO natural hair products? Say it ain't so! I couldn't function. I moved to Fairfax, VA a few years ago and there are pretty much no beauty supply shops catering to black hair (that I know of) within close proximity. If it weren't for Sally's I would be up the creek with no paddle. Well, I shouldn't say that because my local Target does have a "curly" section, but it's not enough to meet all of my hair needs. Actually, I did just find a place in Alexander, VA that sells Alikay, per the companies website, but it's a half-hour drive.


I think part of what's driving the demand for more shelf space also is that more women who are not black that have somewhat curly or even wavy textures are turning to these products. Long gone are the days when we only had soft sheen, relaxers, and some cocoa butter in a sliver section of our local drugstore. Now we have all these fabulous products and people are seeing the results with our hair so I believe it's generating interest. Plus, we we're doling out cash-- ain't nothin' new when it comes to us and hair care lol. But I guess the interest only kicks off when the products are available in your area. But then again I've been in Whole Foods on a couple of occasions and seen Asian women buy up ingredients that look like they're making a Naptural85 shea butter mix and in Target with white women asking me about all the products in the curly head section. So perhaps the increase in demand generates from exposure via the web and/or seeing the products available. Whatever the case, it's a win/win. The more interest, the less I have to travel or spend on shipping to get the products.


My local Target doesn't sell all of the stuff I saw when I visited West Palm Beach, like Alikay Naturals and Karen's Body Beautiful. That's one of the downsides of not living in an area with more people from your ethnic group.
Originally Posted by Coililana
Whole Foods has long been a great place to buy natural hair products. That's where I initially found lines like Giovanni, Jane Carter, Kinky Curly, Beautiful Curls, raw black soap, ayurvedic shampoo bars, flaxseed. Thank the lord for WF and for Trader Joes. . The trouble is the nearest WF to me is an hour and a half. A lot of people who live outside the US think it's so easy for everyone to get products on the ground but it's not. I have white friends who use Shea Moisture, a brand their hair likes and my hair doesn't care for although I'm black. I die without my Tresemme but when I have told a few black women I use it I get funny looks because they see it as being for white people.
As long as there is the mentality among the companies and the public that these are "black" hair care then it's going to continue to be a road trip or an Internet order for people living in predominently white areas. That is unless more curly white sistahs start going into the Sally's and asking for these lines. I doubt just blacks would matter if there are only a few because it would have to be worth it to them to place the order. As a matter of fact I will soon try to make a list of lines I have seen at my Sally's and if someone's Sally's doesn't have it they can go ask for it with the knowledge that the ccorporation does have an agreement with those companies. Although you will never see Mixed Chicks in there lol!!
Although I have never seen a Karen product let me tell you my Sally's is a natural girl's dream wonderland and I think it is paying off for them. . I see naturals in there every time I go in andmany times I go looking for some of my favs and they're sold out. The brands that don't sell as well they put on clearance and replace with other brands. They must have a least four brands of JBCO products.
Whole Foods has long been a great place to buy natural hair products. That's where I initially found lines like Giovanni, Jane Carter, Kinky Curly, Beautiful Curls, raw black soap, ayurvedic shampoo bars, flaxseed. Thank the lord for WF and for Trader Joes. . The trouble is the nearest WF to me is an hour and a half. A lot of people who live outside the US think it's so easy for everyone to get products on the ground but it's not. I have white friends who use Shea Moisture, a brand their hair likes and my hair doesn't care for although I'm black. I die without my Tresemme but when I have told a few black women I use it I get funny looks because they see it as being for white people.
As long as there is the mentality among the companies and the public that these are "black" hair care then it's going to continue to be a road trip or an Internet order for people living in predominently white areas. That is unless more curly white sistahs start going into the Sally's and asking for these lines. I doubt just blacks would matter if there are only a few because it would have to be worth it to them to place the order. As a matter of fact I will soon try to make a list of lines I have seen at my Sally's and if someone's Sally's doesn't have it they can go ask for it with the knowledge that the ccorporation does have an agreement with those companies. Although you will never see Mixed Chicks in there lol!!
Although I have never seen a Karen product let me tell you my Sally's is a natural girl's dream wonderland and I think it is paying off for them. . I see naturals in there every time I go in andmany times I go looking for some of my favs and they're sold out. The brands that don't sell as well they put on clearance and replace with other brands. They must have a least four brands of JBCO products.
Originally Posted by adthomas


I live 5 min. walking distance from a Whole Foods. Unfortunately, I'm no longer a fan of Giovanni or most Jane Carter products (other than N&S, my road dog). But when I lived farther away I was using them. Ain't that somethin'?


I can walk 15 minutes to Sally's, Target and Ulta and those are where I buy most of products that aren't some ingredient for a hair cocktail. I also use to rely a lot on Tresemme Naturals, but it's been relegated to a pre-poo because I found overtime it just wasn't giving my hair the nutrition that it needs, if that makes sense. So 2015 I've been crafting an entirely new regimen for myself which involves incorporating some "salon-quality" shampoos into my regimen along with products designed specifically for my hair texture.


The two sections of Fairfax that I lived in did not have large amounts of black people-- more so Central American, Asian, and Euro descent-- yet both Target's have a designated "curly" section along with shelf space on an outside isle to let people know it's there. I'm sure Target has some type of demographic research on the areas so they knew what they were doing. But we definitely are not in a majority. I think it's a move by Target to be innovative because they see a rising demand in the market, that they are rushing in to fill, which has paid off. Both of those stores always had sections that looked partially filled and ransacked, like a tornado blew through them. If companies see this as a growing trend and they are profit-motivated also forward-thinking, then they would make similar moves as Target. Like I stated earlier, my Target's did have less products than the one I visited in West Palm Beach, but it wasn't by that much.


Speaking of products loosing shelf space and being replaced by newer brands, I've noticed over the last few weeks that seems to be happening to the Curls line. They only have three products now being marketed on Sally's website. Maybe they'll remain popular at Target. (shrugs shoulders). I have a feeling, though, if they don't revise the quality of their products, they're going to become a dying brand with the surplus of products saturating the market and becoming ever-more available on the ground.
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4A-C/ med-high porosity/dense
Pre-poo: TN NC + coconut oil
Shampoo: Curly Sexy Hair
D.C.: SM DT masque mix, Eco-lesterol
Leave-in: Eden BW, SM Detangler, As I Am
Oil: Sweet Almond oil
Moisturizer/Styler:
Pudding: As I Am twist defining cream
Cream: CR Curlaide & MM
Custard: Eco custard
Butter: JC N&S
Milk: OH HD
Gel: Curls passion fruit control paste, Ecostyler, Curls Goddess Glaze & Gel-les-c
Refresher: As I Am cocoashea spray

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